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2010 



Published by the Students of Virginia Commonwealth University 
Medical College of Virginia Campus 
Richmond, VA 



Volume 97 



Contents 



Student Life 



Portraits 



pg. 4-26 



Allied Health pg. 27 -38 
Dentistry pg. 3 9 - 54 

Medicine pg. 55-68 

IMursing pg. 6 9 - 7 8 
Phannacy pg. 7 9 - 9 6 

Student Organizations & Candids 

Allied Health pg. 97 - ^08 
Dentistry pg. 109 - 124 



Medicine pg. 

Mursing pg. 

Pharmacy pg. 

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41 - 156 

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Medical College of Virginia 




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Health Care Plan Bill- On 

December 24, 2009, the 
United States Senate passed 
its healtii care bill prohibiting 
health insurers from refusing 
coverage based on patients' 
medical histories. 




In June 2009, World Health 
Organization declared that 
flu due to a new strain of 
swine-origin H1N1 was 
responsible for the 2009 flu 
pandemic. 



New President- January 20 - 
Barack Obama is inaugurated as 
President of the United States. 
He is the first African American to 
hold the office 



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Michael Jackson dies 

June 25. The year was 
marked by celebrity 
deaths, and this one 
topped them all. His 
death triggered an 
outpouring of grief from 
around the world with his 
globally live broadcast 
memorial service 
attracting an audience of 
up to one billion people. 




THE LONDON 

SUMMIT 2009 

STABILITY I GROWTH I JOBS 



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April 2, 2009 - the G20 
summit in London meetim 
about the world financial 
crisis. The G-20 leaders - 
despite apparent splits 
between the U.K. and the 
U.S., and France and 
Germany- reached an 
agreement which, in 
principle, provides US$1. 1^ 
trillion to various programs 
designed to improve 
international finance, 
credit, trade, and overall 
economic stability and 
recovery. 




Dec 1 1 , 2009- Tiger Woods taking 
hiatus from golf. Woods lias held the 
number one position in the world 
rankings for the most consecutive 
weeks and for the greatest total 
number of weeks. 



Avatar- most expensive film ever- a science fiction 
epic film written and directed by James Cameron. 
Avatar is officially budgeted at $237 million. It was a 
breakthrough in terms of filmmaking technology, for 
its development of 3D viewing and stereoscopic 
filmmaking with cameras that were specially 
designed for the film's production. After 19 days in 
worldwide release, it became the fastest film to reach 
$1 billion in box office receipts. 



2009 was a good year 
for Apple with a bevy of 
new products including 
new MacBooks, iPods 
and a new iPhone. 





"It may not be possible 
to repair the damage 
I've done, but I want to 
do my best to try. After 
much soul searching, I 
have decided to take an 
indefinite break from 
professional golf." 
-Tiger Woods 




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December 7 - The 2009 United Nations Climate 
Change Conference, commonly known as the 
Copenhagen Summit, was held at the Bella Center 
in Copenhagen, Denmark, a framework for climate 
change mitigation beyond 2012 was to be agreed 
there. Proposed actions of US- To cut greenhouse 
gas emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, 
42% by 2030, and 83% by 2050 



Natural Disasters- 
September 29 - An earthquake 
triggers a tsunami in Samoa. 

January 12, 2010- earthquake in 
Haiti, in which tens of thousands 
are estimated to have been killed 
and some three million displaced. 



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Virginia Commonwealth University 
Medical College of Virginia Campus 

Deans 





Ronald Hunt, D.D.S. 
School of Dentistry 



Cecil Drain, Ph.D. 
School of Allied Health 




Nancy Langston, Ph.D 
School of Nursing 





Victor Yanchick, Ph.D. 
School of Pharmacy 



Jerome Strauss, M.D., Ph.D. 
School of Medicine 



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Portraits 



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Patrick Cockey 



Torn Eraswiler 





Tom Emswiler 



Sebastian Haines 



Alejandra Harvey 




Alejandra Harvey 



Meghan Hummer 



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Rebecca McMahan 



Sohum Mehta 



Jonathan Myers 




Timothy O'brien li 



Justin Rushford 



Luisa Soatema 



Danielle Staylor 




Michael Vasell 



Lucas Wadsworth 



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Ryon Deweese 



Christine Hustedt 



Chris Kiramel 




Jonathan Lafrenaye 



Chad Lockhart 



Joyce Posadas 



Matthew Radle 



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Sarah Riggs 



Justin Sheridan 



Stephanie Slankard 



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Charlene Dismaya 



Marshall Felvey 



Megan Mcintyre 




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Crystal Sawyer 



Mir^ Class of 2012 coni. 




Jessica Wilkinson 



Emily Willcheck 



$ch.ool of filled Health.^ Occupational Therapy 2011 




Lindsey Aftel 



Emily Banks 



Francesca Baneto 



April Benza 




Margaret Bridges 



Matilda Brunner 



Emily Cole 



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Elise Davenport 



Megan Dominick 



Stephanie Ferguson 



Mary Freeman 




Alicia Freidenreich 



Mason Haymes 



Lauren Jackson 



Brooke Johnson Sapp 




Danielle Kastner 



Jessica Lynn 



Adrian Manguit 



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Allison McGee 



Barbara Morrison 



Kathryn Nash 



Monika Newton 




Monika Newton 



Jennifer Stewart 



Jessica Thomas 



Sarah Tomlinson 




Jenny Westbrook 



Ashely Whitley 



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$ch.ool oi fillied Health.- Vh,y$ical tlierapy 2C1C 




Rebekah Burkett 



Meagan Hilligas 




Whitney Huffman 



Vanesa Johnson 



Becky Lingerfely 



Sarah McAllister 




Megan Rvninger 



Lorren Sanders 



Beverly Walsh 



Lauren Wenger 



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Heather Conroy 



Asha Pumphrey 




Emily Vik 



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Caitlin Alewine 



Josh Frye 



Thao Nguyen 



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Pictured from left to right are (Row 1 ) Martin Blaney, Antionique Hayden, Ellen Dean, 
Maria Bowlin, Lindsey Sutton, Rizza Abella, Naomi Jones, Sarah Howard, Anna 
Tchoudovskaia, (Row 2) Michael Smith, Kimberly van Alstine, Virginia Bothwell, 
Erica Sampson, Jennifer Jamison, Misty Saker, Gina Muscara, Heather McDonald, 
(Row 3) Willy Ching, Wellington Wang, George Gauamis, Kate-Aldan Hartman, 
Thomas Watson, Amy Crabtree, Laurel Bumey, Cassandra Freeland, Tiffany Yhip 



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School of 

Dentistry 



Portraits 



Letter from Graduating Glass President 



Dear Class, 

They say that a day in dental school feels hke a year, and a year 
in dental school feels like a day. I would have to agree with them. 
The thing they don't say is how close you can become with the 
talented individuals around you each and every day. Where else 
can you find a group of 90 individuals all focusing on the same high 
reaching goal, who offer the perfect mix of intellectually 
stimulating conversation and quick-witted humor? 

The past four years have been some of the most challenging, yet 
rewarding experiences of our lives. The best memories are made 
this way. The VGU School of Dentistry class of 2010 is a class we 
will never forget, and a class who will always remember what "they" 
say: ask not what dentistry can do for you, ask what you can do for 
dentistry. Congratulations D2010! 

Rudy Wolf 

VCU School of Dentistry 

D2010 Class President 



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Peter Addleby 



Hasan Al-Arbash 



Matjorie Barker 




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Matthew Chapman 



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David Durham 



Ashley EdUn 



Christine Farah 



Davis Gardner 



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Clay Miller 




Nikolay Mollov 



France Nielson 



Megan O'hara 



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Cameron Roberts 



Emilie Roberts 




Ryan Swigert 



Amy Tm 



Amber Weems 




Michael Whitecar 



Tyler Williams 



Stephanie Wisniewski 



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Spencer Dixon 



Hassah Aman 



Chad Flanagan 



Debra Boese Horst 



William Bolton 





Jeffrey Koelmel 



Margarette Le 



Stephen Lewis 



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Rachel Baione 



Farrah Beg 



Aileen Chyn 




Crystal Hayes 



Nickie Hosseini 



Zain Hyder 




Kyn Kim 



Michael Kowalczyk 



Jonathan Kremser 



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Ginly Lau 



Amanda Meade 



Michael Reimer 




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Kevin Slaughter 



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George Aberth 

Zaid Al-Samir 

Hamad Althunayyan 

Eugenia Alvarado 





Jared Appel 

Julie Baird 

Chelsea Baiderson 

Tyler Ball 



Shefali Banker 

Elvi Barcoma 

Blanche Barton 

Edwin Bell 



Emily Benke 

Alonzo Blackmon 

Taylor Blake 

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Steven Browning 

Meredith Cash 

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Joshua Crosby 
Crystal Cunningham 
Krystle Dean-Duru 
Jessia DeFazio 



Alexander DeYoung 
Pallavi Dhingra 
Claire Dickey 
Monica Dinh 



Sean Eschenbach 
Erik Fox 
Lori Ha 
Matthew Hill 



Katherine Helrinch 
Ariadne Hernanez 
Hoang Ho 
Gillian Hodgkin 



Brian Hone 
Justin Hughes 
Elliott Katz 
Kristopher Keeton 



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Matthew Kennedy 

Erin Knouse 

Lee Kreger 

Aaron Laird 



Cory Layton 

Robert Lobo 

Jennifer Lysenko 

Ricky IVIay 



Brianne 

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Jodie IVieredith- 

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Julia Niculescu 

IVliranda Okubo 



Andrea Onderdonk 

Devin Orvin 

Nicholas Pappas 

Neha Patel 



Matthew Pelais 

Thomas Rawcliffe 

Collin Rice 

Mohammad Safar 




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Josephine 
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Lauren Schiff 
Sherma Sheth 
Winfield Shirk 



Manisha Singh 
David Stafford 
Lydia Sumner 
Carter Tate 



Christopher Tracey 
Tamasha Triplett 
Stephanie Vlahos 
Cheyanne Warren 



Brandon White 
Brittany Wilson 
Andrea Wissink 
Jeffery Yelle 



Jaime Yuan 



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Alyssa Adkins 



Aashka Brahmbhatt 



Meghan Bruns 



Jacquelyn Campitel 




Ally Clay 



Kathryn Cox 




Renee Flippin 



Maria Grozdanov 



Kyle Grubb 



Katherine Hamian 



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Heather Herrera 



Qui Ho 



Tracey Hopkins 



Rachel Lafond 




Craig Parsons 



Tracy Powell 



George Rizek 



Alexandra Rumanes 




Tyshika Showell 



Margaret Snellings 



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Portraits 



Letter from Graduating Class President 

Dear Classmates, 

Congratulations on all your accomplishments! The Class of 2010 has a rich identity formed by 
individuals from all walks of life, spanning several generations, cultures and nationalities. Despite! 
our surface differences, our class integrated seamlessly to become a large family. 

In our short time, we have certainly made our mark at the Medical College of Virginia. But even 
more representative of the essence of our class is the impact we have made at the local, national, 
and international levels. We have spent countless hours conducting bench/clinical research, 
volunteering in free clinics, and participating in humanitarian mission trips abroad. With such an 
incredible display of passion and commitment in medical school, I cannot fathom what great 
accomplishments lay ahead for us as physicians. 

While our academic accomplishments are most impressive, what I am most proud of is the way 
we bonded as a class. We supported and consoled each other during the illness or loss of loved 
ones and together we celebrated countless milestones including engagements, weddings, and 
the birth of new children. Though it is time for us to go our separate ways, this collegia! spirit will 
forever keep us united as proud alumni of the Medical College of Virginia. 

Several years into this journey, we have now become physicians, but in order to arrive at this 
stage we required the help and support of many individuals; immense gratitude is due to our 
family, friends, professors, staff, and patients who assisted us on our path to becoming 
physicians - thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement, and moral/financial support. 

Nelson Mandela once said "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are more hills to 
climb." By completing medical school, we have reached the peak of a great hill, but many more 
hills loom ahead as we enter the medical field in a time of economic uncertainty and tremendous 
change in the medical system. Despite the tremendous challenges, I am confident you will face 
these challenges head-on while maintaining a love for learning, assisting the less fortunate, and 
providing compassionate care for all our patients. 

Best wishes for all your future endeavors in life and medicine, 

Vibin Roy 

Class of 2010 President 



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Shira Goldstein 



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Robert Rowlett 




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David Kowalczyk 



Kelly Lacy 




Sravanthi Madala 



Brian Mayeda 




Brandon Miller 



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Portraits 



Letter from the class director 



Dear Class of 2010, 

I can't believe that it has been four years since we began this journey 
towards graduation. Congratulations on making it to the start of our 
nursing career. I remember how excited we were to come to our first i 
day of health assessment in our crisp new uniforms and complete 
lack of nursing knowledge. It's amazing that almost three years later 
we have filled our brains with enough know how to go out and care 
for the public. I have never seen a group of students work so 
diligently towards a goal. Unlike other college majors, we do not 
work hard to get a good GPA; we have worked hard in order to have 
the adequate knowledge needed to care for a human life. As we 
journey out to our careers as Registered Nurses, we will integrate our 
knowledge with creativity and compassion in order provide the best 
possible evidenced based patient care. This level of performance 
would not have been possible without the amazing teaching staff we 
have been privileged to learn from. It is an honor and one of our 
greatest assets to be a graduate of VCU School of Nursing. Again, 
congratulations on a job well done! 

Sincerely, 

Kelly Clarke 

Traditional Undergraduate Senior Class Director 



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Alyssa Alvarado 



Sarah Blizman 



Mary Bowers 



Mallory Brucec 




Johnathan Burch 



Grace Cauley 



Rebecca Cheatham 



Kelly Clarke 




Grace Cowley 



Kelly Donahue 



Megan Foege 



Amanda Hightower 



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Kiystal Howard 



Rebecca Hunter 



Lauren Johnson 



Jasmine Jones 




Angela Joseph 



Megan Lipscomb 



Erin McAuliff 



Maya Moreno 




Afua Ossei-Agyeman 



Patience Oteng 



Paula Perry 



Lynn Pettyjohn 



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Stephan Riddle 



Jeaanette Speidel 



Charity Storm 




Alyssa Sunga 



Emily Tabb 



Daeryl Williamson 



Andrea Winfield 



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Kyle Anderson 



Martin Arevalo 




Brittany Brock 



Tabitha Caple 



Chris Chrisman 




Rinequa Davis 



Whitney Eldridge 



Suzanne English 



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Marie Hidalgo 




Jalessa Holmes 



Kristin Hundley 



Emily Jones 



Maggie Leahy 




Teria Mathews 



Cathy Michalakis 



Ashley Mizelle 



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Amy Neale 



Amanda Neely 



Rachel Powell 



Camille Richards 




Amanda Rogers 



Stephanie Ross 



Brittany Russell 



Kelley Scheps 




Michelle Simonson 



Amanda Slater 



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Ann Sturgeon 



Brittany Swindell 



Ashley Thomas 



Mathew Van Dao 




Hannah VanLiere 



Molly Wacek 



Megan Wacker 




Rhonda Wilder 



Megan Williams 



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School of 

Pharmacy 



Portraits 



Letter from Graduating Glass President 



Dear Class of 2010, 

First and foremost I want to congratulate all of you on this great achievement! It seems 
like not long ago we were Pis sitting in Smith 103 learning how to do milliequivalent and 
milliosmole calculations... (which some of us still can't figure out!). Over the past four 
years we have become involved in promoting our profession and using our skills in 
various venues from city-wide health fairs and legislative days to medical trips around 
the world. However, most importantly these past four years have helped us grow 
individually and together as a class in both personal and professional aspects of our 
lives. We have not only built and developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, 
but we have also built friendships that will last a lifetime. As our confidence has grown 
over the years, we are now ready and able to impact and advance the field of pharmacy. 

During this time of great achievement, I believe it is only appropriate to express our 
sincere appreciation and gratitude towards those individuals that have helped us reach 
this important milestone. We would not have been able to reach this stage in our 
careers without the support, encouragement, and guidance from our family, friends, 
professors, administrators, mentors and fellow classmates. I personally would like to 
thank each and every one of you for the influence you had on my development and 
progress through pharmacy school over the past few years. I know I would not be who I 
am today without those experiences, and I truly appreciate your involvement in my life. 

While we are closing one chapter, we must remember that we are starting a new chapter 
of our lives which will surely bring exciting challenges and opportunities. Whether it is 
continuing your training through a residency, getting another degree, entering a new 
job, or wherever your journey takes you, I wish you the best of luck and am confident 
that you will be successful in all your endeavors. 
Best of luck to you and I wish you all happy healthy lives, 

Dina Patel 

Glass of 2010 President 



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National Student 
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VCU's chapter of the AADR NSRG hopes to foster an environment at the School of Dentistry 

whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged 

to do so and are provided with opportunities to get involved locally and nationally. The primary 

purpose of NSRG is to promote student research and to act as a support network linking other 

dental schools and their research programs. Secondarily, NSRG seeks to generally promote the 

advancement of dental research and foster awareness of research and training opportunities in 

academic dentistry. Activities include journal club meetings, guest speakers, workshop series for 

abstracts, posters, and oral presentations, a semester newsletter highlighting research at the 

school, organizing the research portion of Clinic & Research Day, and mentorship for the VCU 

Health Sciences Pipeline Program. 



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DSD 

Delta Sigma Delta 



Delta Sigma Delta was the first professional dental fraternity and was founded in 1882 at The 

University of Michigan. We have graduate chapters in many countries along with over 30 
undergrad chapters located at dental schools in the US. The worth goals of the fraternity are to 
keep high standards of dentistry and advocate a spirit of fraternal cooperation toward scientific, 

ethical and professional progress. Delta Sigma Delta was established by far-sighted 

professionals - men with vision- who possessed the desire to render the best dental services in 

the highest professional manner. It was intended to bring together not only the most talented 

students of dentistry while in school but by the establishment of the Supreme Chapter, it brought 

in the outstanding teachers and practitioners. It is an organization based on service and merit. 

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SADHA 



Student American Dental 
Hygienists Association 




The Student American Dental Hygienists Association cultivates, promotes, and sustains the art and 

science of dental hygiene; represents and safe guards the common interest of the members of the 

profession; and contributes toward the improvement of public health 



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Every year, senior dental students raise the money needed to support the Jamaica Project. For 
three weeks during the fall semester, these students and their faculty travel to Trelawny, Jamaica. 
While there they provide free preventative, restorative, and surgical dental care to the local people. 



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Empowering individuals to create a positive impact 
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Mission Statement: 
The purpose of this organization is to 
promote heahh empowerment through 
education, build networks to access health 
care resources, and distribute material 
donations to populations in need, both 
domestically and internationally, while 
expanding the perspective of the nursing 
student and collaborating with community 
members. NSWB of VCU beheves it is 
important to empower individuals to create a 
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community. 



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2009-2010 NSWB Officers 

Jennifer Peyton - President 

Emily Lounsbury - Vice President 

Amanda Hightower - Secretary 

Jeannette Speidel - Treasurer 

Katie Wilt - Travel Chair 

Kristina Holthus - Fundraising Chair 

Amanda Slater - Community Chair 




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service trip to San Ignacio, 
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plan to perform health 
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schools, perform health 
assessments on town citizens in a 
local clinic, and educate 
individuals about methods for 
improving health status and 
quality of hfe. 



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Mentoring the professional development of future nurses and 

facilitating their entrance into the profession by providing 
educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career 
guidance. 



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The purpose of the SEC is to 

uphold the interests of the School 

of Pharmacy student body and to 

serve as the sole governing group 

to address the following objectives: 

1. Uphold the executive, 

legislative, and judicial powers of 

the VCU/MCV School of 

Pharmacy. 

2. Act as liaisons between the 

School of Pharmacy. 

3. To facilitate an open forum for 

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encourage students to get actively involved 

with various activities of the Department and 

School of Pharmacy, which would allow them 

to develop leadership skills 



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Student Chapter of the Virginia Society of Health 

Systems Pharmacy 





Our mission is to 

advance and support 

the professional 

practice of 
pharmacists in 
hospitals and health 
systems and serve as 
their collective voice 
on issues related to 
medication use and 
public health. 









Officers 
President: Susie Padgett 
:"^ President-Elect: Swati Mishra 

_ Vice President: Tiffany Bish 

""^"^ Secretary: Lindsey Madures 

=a>a: Treasurer: Hasan Kazmi 

°S-i Membership ChairAVebmaster: John Shilan 
" M Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nancy Yunker 
PI Representative: Catherine Kiley 
Service Co-Chair: Janie Slominski 
Fundraising Chair: Rebecca Damron 
INOVA Representative: Holly Lake 
i^^ Service Co-Chair: Sarah Kurtz 



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Student Association of Consultant 
and Geriatic Pharmacy 



SACGP 



SACGP kicked off the year raising money and participating in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk 
which helped raise over $300,000. Also, with the flu scare, members of SACGP were involved in 
immunization opportunities. Members went to local assisted living centers and immunized many 
residents. In addition, the group held countless brown bag events that helped older patients 
understand their medications and answer any questions. 




In addition to community events, the organization has 
also expanded to now hold more officer positions, 
including a class representative from each class, as 
well as legislative advocates who help to research 
policies and write letters to politicians. The group 
was also lucky enough to have a new sponsor. Dr. 
Patricia Slattum. Dr. Slattum's passion is for 
geriatrics and has been a wonderful support within 
the organization. It has been a very busy yet 
rewarding year for the SACGP^^^^^^^^^^^^ 



Rho Chi Honor Society 




Pictured Above: 

Executive Team: Karl Bituin, Matthew 

Turner, Carmen Mitchell, Robert Cade, 

Hanna Lee, Suzanne Johnson, Martine 

Sav, Charlie Roberts 

Faculty Advisor: John Hackett, Ph.D. 



Pictured Right: 

top: Karl Bituin, Rho Chi President 
left: Donald Brophy, Pharm.D. 
right: Dean Victor Yanchick, Ph.D. 




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charities and events 
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assist medical professionals 
at Richmond's Crossover 
Clinic and participate 
annually in Operation 
Christmas Child which gives 
to children in need during 
the holidays. We also 
participated in the Light the 
Night walk which benefits 
leukemia and lymphoma 
research. 




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SNPhA 



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Dr. Adraine Lyies 

Brittany Cannon 

Gayle Tuckett 

Marcia Hocutt 

Lindsay Samuel 

Tonya Coles 

Amy Ho and Celeste Vinluan 

Zackary May and Malini Krishnan 




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Members 



Phi Lambda Sigma 

Pharmacy Leadership Society 



Maria Achilleos 
Jennifer Austin 

Leaii Belcher 

Brittany Cannon 

Courtney Carmaclc 

Jonallian Carter 

Amy Dembowsici 

Deanna Flora 

Holly Gurgle 
Helen HaileSelassie 

Adam Krukas 
Lauren Marston 
Tereasa Nguyen 

Alexis Noble 

Suzanne Padgett 

Dina Patel 

Pamela Quaye 

Una Saliba 
Jennifer Witten 




student Chapter of tnt National Community 
Pharmacists Assodaton 





SACP 




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The Capsule is the VCU 

School of Pharmacy 

newsletter, writteri and edited 

by student pharmacists. Its 

purpose is to ensure that 

faculty and students are aware 

of ongoing organization 

projects, individual 

accomplishments, new 

developments, and changes 

affecting the School of 

Pharmacy community. We are 

committed to providing the 

most up to date and accurate 

information to our readers. 



The 

Capsule 

School of 

Pharmacy 

Newsletter 




Bringing tlie news to the Scliool of Pliarmacy! 




Cognito Ergo Sum - I think, therfore, I am 



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VKi Delta Chi- 
jLlph.a Velta Chapter 

It'$ been an amazing and 

productive year full of 

prof e$$ionali$m., academic^, 

$ervice, f undrai$ing, and 

brotherhood, from dirand 

Conncil in Phoenix, ^Z to KC!M 

in La$ "Vegas, W Brothers 

have traveled near and far 

but can always find a friendly 

face or helping hand irom a 

VDC Brother, ^ood Luck next 

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Honor Council Representative 

SGA Representatives 

Social Chairs 

Intramural Rep resentat ives 

Webmaster 



j^Swati Mishra 

1 Steve Morrow and Jessica Schad 
"Chin, Kevin Jellerson, and Ryan Wong 
nd Gayle Tuckett 
' llary Hudgins and Ann Upshaw 



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President 
Brian Nguyen 
Medicine 2010 



Vice President of Social 
Kimberly Hays 
Medicine 2011 



Vice President of Social 
Adriana Faulkner 
Medicine 2010 



Student 

Government 

Association 

Executive 

Board 





Advisor 
I -7^ Napolean Peoples, Ph.D 



Treasurer 
Jennifer Austin 
Pharmacy 2010 



Secretary 
Uni An 
Pharmacy 2010 





l^ice President of Philantrophy 
Megan Shandelson 
Medicine 2011 

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Vice President of Student Life 
Melissa Lau 
Medicine 2010 



Honor Council Board Chair 
Alexis Noble 
Pharmacy 2010 




Student 

Government 

Association 

Executive 

Board 





Yearbook Editor-in-chief 
Jennifer Witten 
Pharmacy 2010 



Yearbook Assistant Editor 
Rajika Nanayakkara 
Medicine 2011 



Heath Fair Coordinator 

Alejandra Harvey 1 77 

Allied Health MHA 2011 



lC-l5ay Yearbook 




Editor-in-chief 
Jenni Witten 
Pharmacy 2010 






Nishant Magar 
Medicine 2013 




Assistant Editor 
Rajil<a Nanayal^kara 
Medicine 2011 




Charlene Dismaya 
Allied Health -OT 2010 



Rhonda Wilder 
Nursing 2012 





Amy Ho 
Pharmacy 2012 



Magarette Le 
Dentistry 201 1 



2CC9 - 2C1C Staff 




Allison Lynch 
Pharmacy 2010 




Caitlin Alewine 

Allied Health-Radiation 2011 




Not Pictured: 

Ashley Allmond 
Pharmacy 2010 

Lauren Cox 
Pharmacy 2012 

Kim Hays 
Medicine 2011 

Deborah Jackson 
Pharmacy 2013 

Kristin Paccione 
Medicine 2010 




April Benza 

Allied Health- OT 201 1 



Rebecca McMahan 
Allied Health- MHA 201 1 



Erin McAuliffe 
Nursing 2010 




Preeti Kansal 
Dentistry 2010 




Jenn Austin 
Pharmacy 2010 




Tabltha Caple 
Nursing 2012 



letter from 1he Mtor to 1he graduating Class of 20 1 

A New B^tnning I V 

By: banna Fuchs ^^^P 

As you make anew begtrmtng in your life, Oa^ of 20 1 

graduates, be aware of important 1Hngs you cidn' t learn in schoob 

As you pursue your dreams, remember to take time to Mp and 

serve others even if doing so slows you down a little. As you 

explore and devdop your unique talents, reman humble, realizing 

that your special abilities are gifts . As life hands you challenges, 

wdcome them as w^ to become smarter and stronger. As you 

acqiire material Uings, know flut your most important 

possessions are honesty, int^ty, and 1he desire to make a 

^^ ^ (fiference. 

Congratulations, graduates* M^ your new path take you where 

^A youwanttogoandalsobrtngyoupleasantsurprlses! 









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MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA CAMPUS YEARBOOK 2010 

Letter from the President 



Dear Students: 

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this latest edition of X-Ray. Virginia Commonwealth 
University is home to more than 4,000 students and residents who are preparing for careers and a 
commitment to excellence in allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing and 
pharmacy. Our academic schools and the VCU Health System make the university one of the 
most comprehensive academic medical centers in the nation. 

VCU's reputation for excellence is based on the tremendous accomplishments of both my faculty 
colleagues and of you, our students — and it is a reputation in which we take much pride. Thank 
you for choosing VCU as the place to pursue your career. I wish you success always. 

Best wishes and congratulations to those who will be earning your degrees this May! 

Sincerely, 




Michael Rao 

President, VCU 

President, VCU Health System 



2010